Science Writing and New Media: Communicating Science to the Public

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Fall 2016



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This course provides an introduction to writing about science (including medicine, technology, and engineering) for general readers. With a strong emphasis in background research, this course will help students build a foundation for strong science writing. Students will read works by accomplished science writers. Each assignment will focus on a different popular form, such as news articles, interviews, essays, and short features. 

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Jared Berezin. 21W.035 Science Writing and New Media: Communicating Science to the Public. Fall 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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